Sunday, November 27, 2022

Can you still buy an e-car?


Swiss car buyers are asking themselves: should we still buy an e-car despite the power crisis and the huge jump in electricity prices?

One thing is clear to the car lobby: Despite the power supply crisis, we must continue to buy electric cars. Because of the Swiss electricity mix with a low proportion of fossil fuels, electric vehicles make a significant contribution to reducing CO₂ emissions. Furthermore, a study by the Federal Office of Energy shows that the 70,000 electric cars operating on Swiss roads account for less than 0.4 percent of nationwide electricity consumption by the end of September 2021.

If you analyze the latest new car registration statistics, the energy supply crisis doesn’t seem to slow the boom in electric cars in Switzerland. 21.6 percent of newly redeemed plug-in vehicles (purely electric cars and plug-in hybrids) that could be charged via the power grid in August meant an equally large market share in the first seven months of this year (average is 24.2). Percent). However, one has to note that most of these electrified vehicles registered last month are new vehicles that were ordered much earlier in the year or even at the end of 2021 – when no one is talking about the impending power crisis. was.

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